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by on November 19, 2014 |
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Now Resorts Jade Pool
Now Resorts are under the AM Resorts collection which features Now, Dreams, Secrets, Zoety, Sunscape and the new Breathless brand. They are located in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.  Originally, I believe the plan was to have Now Resorts be a step down from the Dreams brand but with their excellent facilities, room categories and food quality they have surpassed all expectations and are atop the review boards.

Now Resorts are very family friendly but with oceanfront rooms and a preferred club program they are also wonderful for honeymooners, anniversaries or even a spa vacation.  Here is a little information on each hotel.


Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is a new construction with fabulous ocean view rooms. The hotel has a world class spa and great golf options. The Explorer Kid’s club offers fully supervised activities – freeing up mom and dad to have some fun on their own!


now jade riviera cancun

Now Jade in the Riviera Maya of Mexico sits along 2600 feet of crystal white sand and has a wonderful location to get off property and really take in the wonders of the Maya. Like all the Now hotels great rooms and preferred club options are available.




Now Sapphire

The Now Sapphire in the Riviera Maya of Mexico is set in a tropical landscape with a gorgeous wheat colored beach. The Sapphire is a AAA Four Diamond award winning hotel so you know it is going to deliver on a super vacation for families or couples. The meal plan is the same as all the Now hotels so no waiting in line to make reservations or dining every night in a buffet!


Now Amber

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, Mexico  is an all-new haven in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. It welcomes couples, singles and families. The hotel is perfectly situated on a golden sand beach showcasing infinite views of the sapphire water of Banderas Bay. You have access to a pristine, beautiful beach as well as exciting water sports, movies on the beach, yoga, ocean trampoline, kayaking, snorkeling, complimentary greens fees at championship golf courses, Vista Vallarta Club de Golf and Marina Vallarta Golf Club, and much more.

Any of the Now Resort will provide you with a wonderful vacation experience. Call us today and we can help you determine which Now hotel is best for you.

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by on November 10, 2014 |
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Hyatt All Inclusive Resorts Jamaica


The Evolution of All Inclusive Resorts has finally come to the Hyatt! Introducing the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Montego Bay Jamaica, opening November 23rd 2014! These two resorts were previously offered as the world renowned Ritz Carlton Rose Hall Resort in Jamaica. Hyatt Resorts and the Playa Resorts Management purchased the rights to this beautiful resort recently and have now invested over 80 million dollars in renovations featuring a “hotel within a hotel” experience.

The Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort is designed for an upscale family vacation experience within the 387 suites, including 43 premium swim up suites, oversized terraces with garden and beautiful ocean view options. All guests will receive complimentary Wi-Fi access through out the property as well as the latest amenities and technology in each room.  For fun in the sun, enjoy either of the 2 pools, 3 Jacuzzis or the children’s program for the kiddos!

The Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall will be offered as a luxury 5 Star Adult Only property with gourmet dining and lounges featuring premium brand beverage service within their 234 suites. They also offer 32 swim up suites, 4 private pools, a pool bar & restaurant surrounded by Bali Beds, lounge chairs and a private beach area. And again all guests receive Wi-Fi and the latest amenities. For adults looking to escape to a luxury, top of the line and innovative all inclusive resort, this is a great choice for couples or singles a like!

These two resorts are located on a 1,500 foot stretch of private beach surrounded by luscious gardens, mountain views and many cascading pools. All guests can enjoy 24 hour room service, a wellness center, 10 restaurants, 18 bars and lounges, full service spa as well as beach butler services, fire pits and much more! There are no dinner reservations required for most restaurants and the “Evolution of All Inclusive” focus is to bring the best of all things All Inclusive into one unforgettable atmosphere with the best food and beverage service in the industry.

Hyatt MBJ room


Hyatt MBJ pool


by on October 21, 2014 |
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Dreams Sands Cancun Beach

Dreams Resorts are some of the best, well known and acclaimed All Inclusive Resorts in our industry. With top of the line resorts already located in tropical locations such as Punta Cana Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Cabo San Lucas and the Riviera Maya Mexico, the new Dreams Sands Cancun Resort is a hit!

What to expect: Unlimited Luxury, beach front resort on 650 foot stretch of private white sand beach, walking distance to dinning, shopping and bars, 24 hour room service, luxury spa services, Core Zone Teens Club (opened from 9 am to midnight) and the always fun Explorers Club for kids which is open from 9 am to 9 pm! Dreams Sands Cancun offers 2 pools, 9 restaurants, 4 bars, non-motorized water sports, daily and nightly entertainment plus Complimentary* Green Fees at the Playa Mujeres Golf Course golf near by.

Dreams Sands Cancun Ocean Front Room

Room types being offered:

  • 59 Deluxe Partial Ocean View Rooms with 350 square feet
  • 48 Deluxe Partial Ocean View w/ Balcony Rooms with 360 square feet
  • 120 Deluxe Ocean Front Rooms with 350 square feet
  • 92 Deluxe Ocean Front w/ Balcony Rooms with 360 square feet
  • 11 Family Suites (Partial Ocean View) with 720 square feet (this will be two rooms that connect)
  • 63 Preferred Club Ocean Front Rooms with 350 square feet
  • 9 Preferred Club Ocean Front w/ Balcony Rooms with 350 square feet and only offering King Size Bed
  • 11 Preferred Club Corner Suites Ocean Front with 495 square feet and only offering King Size Bed
  • 14 Preferred Club Honeymoon Suites (Ocean Front) with 480 square feet and only offering King Size Bed

All Rooms have marble floors, bath robes and slippers, luxury bath amenities, mini-bar, safe and 24 hour room service and more. All rooms have a contemporary Mexican decor with most room types offering either one king size bed or two double beds with. If booking a Preferred Club room type, you will also receive more personalized one on one check in/check out, preferred status and amenities in your room, access to the private preferred club lounge, upgraded mini-bar and bath amenities, free wi-fi and a free newspaper delivered daily to your room.

We’d love to help you plan your next vacation to an amazing destination and resort as the Dreams Sands Cancun so don’t wait, call now to plan your next Dream Vacation!

by on October 9, 2014 |
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Secrets Puerto Los Cabos


New all inclusive resorts are a great way to save money and take the luxury vacation you’ve been dreaming of! Taking advantage of grand opening specials is the perfect way to whisk the family off to a tropical destination without breaking the bank. With All Inclusive travel becoming more and more popular there are new resorts opening every year! Check out some of our favorite new all inclusive resorts and give us a call to book your stay today!

Cancun, Mexico

Dreams Sands Cancun  Dreams Sands Cancun – Opened Sept 2014



Secrets Playa Mujeres  Secrets Playa Mujeres - Opening Nov 15, 2014



Riviera Maya, Mexico

Generations Riviera Maya  Generations Riviera Maya – Opened Feb 2014



Los Cabos, Mexico

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos  Secrets Puerto Los Cabos- Opened Dec 2013



Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Iberostar Playa Mita  Iberostar Playa Mita-Opened Dec 2013



Montego Bay, Jamaica

Riu Palace Jamaica  Riu Palace Jamaica -  Opened Dec 2013



St. Thomas, USVI

Dreams Sugar Bay  Dreams Sugar Bay - Opening Dec 25, 2014



Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Dreams Las Mareas  Dreams Las Mareas - Opening Nov 1, 2014




Riu Palace Antillas  Riu Palace Antillas – Opening Oct 11, 2014





by on October 9, 2014 |
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Nonstop Flights Southwest Airlines

Get great savings on nonstop flights from Midway, Chicago in 2015! With exclusive charter flights operated by Southwest Airlines, you can fly nonstop from Midway to 3 great vacation destinations. Flights are available January 31 through August 6, 2015 for durations of 3-14 nights to destinations like: Cancun/Riviera Maya, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica or Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

In addition to nonstop travel you’ll receive:
-2 free checked bags per person

-free snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

-beer, wine and spirits for purchase

-in flight wifi on select flights for purchase

Book your vacation for as little as $50 per person down and pay in full 45 days before you leave! Give us a call with your dates today!

Airplane view

by on September 30, 2014 |
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Apple Vacations 2014 Crystal Apple Awards

Apple Vacations Best of the Best 2014!

Apple Vacations Crystal Awards have become some of the most honored awards handed out in the travel industry. Winners are chosen by hundreds of thousands of travelers just like you who complete the Apple Vacations satisfaction questionnaire. These following resorts, brands and destinations work very hard to pleasure us all with everything they offer from food and beverage service, nightly entertainment, cleanliness, exceptional staff & destination knowledge on a daily basis. If you want the Best of the Best, here they are!



Apple Vacations Best All-Inclusive Family Resort

Located near the charming fishing village of Punta Mita, the IBEROSTAR Playa Mita welcomes families, friends & couples to make the most of this all-inclusive resort. Endless activities, excellent dining & unlimited relaxation gaurantee an unforgettable getaway.

Best Staff & Service – Mexico
Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Welcoming couples, friends & families to an Unlimited-Luxury escape with luxurious amenities, lavish accommodations & pristine facilities. The resort is perfectly situated on a golden sand beach showcasing infinite views of the sapphire waters of the Banderas Bay.

Best Staff & Service – Caribbean
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar, Don Pablo Collection

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar, Don Pablo Collection is an adults-only resort situated within the Grand Bahia Principe Complex. Guests will receive exquisite treatment from the staff that has been trained to meet guests’ highest demands. Relaxation gauranteed.

Riu Palace Costa Rica

Best Staff & Service – Central America
Riu Palace Costa Rica

Riu brings its luxurious Palace Level brand to beautiful Costa Rica! Fully prepared to provide the best service to its customers, it includes four swimming pools (one with a wet bar), Jacuzzi, gym, steam bath & wellness center and Renova Spa with different treatments and massages.

Best Staff & Service – Hawaiian Islands
Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach

The only resort on Kalapaki Beach,the sand bottom beach is perfect for all ocean activities. The resort has the largest swimming pool in Hawaii, complete with 5 full-size jacuzzis. Hawaiian Sand Dollars Promotion gives you every 4th night free PLUS daily buffet breakfast for two.

Best All-Inclusive Hotel
IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall

Set in an idyllic spot on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, this is a fabulous adults-only all-inclusive resort. Magic is the sensation that envelops you as soon as you arrive. Preferred service, elegance & luxury exemplify days of relaxation, sports, celebration.

Best Hotel Chain: Secrets Resorts & Spas

Step into a world of attentive hospitality, dynamic upscale accommodations and amenities & pristine beaches as your vacation begins at a Secrets Resort. These stunning adult-only, all-inclusive beach resorts offer the best in unforgettable romance whether your destination is Riviera Maya, Montego Bay or Punta Cana.

Best Destination: Cancun

Modern luxury, world class hotels, glitzy restaurants, nightclubs & gorgeous white sand beaches make Cancun Mexico the gateway to your Dream Vacation. All tastes are catered to in this Caribbean paradise from ultra-posh & chic to funky & laid back. Cancun hotels are Mexico’s most popular beach vacation destination!